Zee's Notes: June is Grad month in most Canadian provinces and it's usually this time we start to hear of the achievements of our brightest students in high schools, colleges and universities. For the next few weeks Morning Chai will highlight the Honor Roll Class of 2007-2008. Here are 2 heading to Med school who have previously made our honor roll - albeit 4 years ago - proves that if you are focused the pats keep coming throughout your life.
1. Naheed Dosani of Toronto was, in 2004, among eight Ontario recipients of the TD Canada Trust Scholarship, valued at $60,000 over four years. The award is presented annually to 20high-school students across Canada, recognizing not only their academic achievements, but their exceptional community involvement. This year he will be attending medical school at McMaster University.
2. Shaqil Peermohamed, also another overachiever, will be attending the University of Calgary medical school. Four years ago he was recognized as one of the 2004 Top 20 Under 20 in Canada for his academic and voluntary accomplishments. 2004 was a remarkable year for Shaqil as he was also inducted into the Alberta Volunteer Wall of Fame and nominated for the 2004 Star of Alberta in the youth category.
Ashly Larson and Shaqil Peermohamed, 2004 Top 20 Under 20 Award Recipients making opening remarks